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Things you'll see on a visit to Burundi

Burundi isn't a frequently visited country. For starters, it is rather small, comparable in size to Rwanda, Lesotho, or Eswatini. It is also a very rural country with 85% of its residents living in remote areas that have limited infrastructure. While it boasts compelling landscapes and rich traditions, conflict has also inhibited tourism in Burundi.

While Burundi remains difficult for many people to get to, our Plant With Purpose Burundi team has been at work since 2008, supporting thriving, vibrant communities. We were recently able to send a media team on a visit to Burundi in order to help make the country a little more familiar to our community.

The following photos were taken by Hepburn Creative.

About the Author

Philippe shares the stories of people living at the forefront of the climate crisis, who are working to transform their ecosystems and communities. He loves emphasizing the human experience, and keeping conversations about the environment centered on the communities most affected by it. Philippe has led storytelling trips to Mexico, Thailand, Colombia, Tanzania, South Africa, Haiti, and a number of other countries. He has previously served in similar roles at Liberty in North Korea and Mobility International.

Philippe obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies at UC Santa Barbara. He furthered his studies by earning a Master of Arts in International Studies as well as a Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management at University of Oregon. Philippe is also an illustrator, podcaster, and digital artist. Outside of work, Philippe loves spending time with his wife and their three kids.

2 comments on “Things you'll see on a visit to Burundi”

  1. Pictures tell the story beautifully and best. Love "touring" Burundi via the visuals. Great idea. I scrolled through the entire story, which I do not always do. Thanks!

  2. Philippe,

    Great article and photos! You are very talented and we are lucky to have you on our Mission Beyond Committee.


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